School Council

What is a School Council?

Our School Council is an important part of our school life. We have been elected by our class to join together once a fortnight to have an open discussion where we discuss ideas sent from all classes to improve the school.

Following each meeting a discussion point is sent to classes for them to chat about and come up with suggestions to return to the following School Council meeting where the cycle starts again.

Fundraising

We have had a variety of fundraising events some to raise money for national charities, such as Children in Need and Comic Relief. We also have events to raise money for our school to allow School Council to make purchases to enhance our environment. Some of the events we have held are things such as Jolly Jumper Day, film night and fancy dress days. The whole school have loved joining in these successful events and we have raised some fantastic amounts.

‘The extra funding for those pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is used highly
effectively.’

OFSTED comments

‘Teachers assess pupils’ work accurately and use their good subject knowledge to plan
interesting tasks that engage pupils well.’

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‘The curriculum offers many exciting opportunities for learning.’

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‘Teachers ask supplementary questions to make sure that pupils have a full understanding of the work they are doing and are making good progress. ‘

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‘The special educational needs coordinator identifies the needs of pupils very accurately and makes sure strong provision is in place to meet pupils’ needs.’

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‘Pupils take part in
visits to places of interest that then contribute
very well to their learning.’

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‘Parents value the school’s work highly. They believe the school is well led and indicate that the new headteacher has improved the school and that staff are supporting their children well.’

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‘Pupils make a good contribution to their learning.’

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‘There is full engagement by the school in a local sports partnership. Pupils say that they
enjoy sport.’

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‘Staff morale is high and there is a shared sense of purpose and a desire for all pupils to
achieve their full potential.’

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‘Parents and carers have a very high level of confidence in the work of the school.’

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‘The headteacher and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils.’

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‘School leaders
and governors are passionate about pupils’ achievement and personal development. ‘

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‘All pupils spoken to say they are safe in school and they enjoy school.’

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‘Pupils engage effectively in learning and enjoy school.’

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‘The local authority has a clear picture of the development of the school and has supported this school securely on its journey of improvement.’

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‘Teachers’ skilful questioning is used well, especially in guided reading and in mathematics to deepen pupils’ learning.’

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‘Governors make a strong contribution to the development of the school.’

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‘Pupils study a wide range of subjects and have a good range of additional activities to
broaden their experiences.’

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‘Pupils are pleasant,
polite and respectful. Attendance is above
average.’

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‘Pupils participate in competitive sports, such as cross-country, squash and football, as well as winning local dance competitions.’

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‘An analysis of pupils’ work by inspectors showed good gains in knowledge, skills and
understanding in reading, mathematics and a wide range of subjects.’

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‘The school’s enhanced provision for those pupils who have special educational needs
(SEN) and/or disabilities is a strength of the
school,’

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‘Astute use of professional development and support for staff has resulted in good teaching.’

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‘Currently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, develop good skills and knowledge in reading,
mathematics and a wide range of subjects. ’

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‘The primary school physical education and sports funding is used very well.’

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‘Children settle quickly into Reception and make good progress because of good leadership and
good teaching.’

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‘The headteacher has made sure that senior leaders, and middle leaders, have had very
effective training’

OFSTED comments

‘The enhanced provision, The Bridge, is making a significantly positive contribution to pupils’ ability to self-manage their needs.’

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‘The school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural education very well.’

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